This wonderful book describes the author's work as Assistant Game Warden with the Game Department, Tanganyika Territory from 1920 to 1923. Unlike the author's previously published books, this book is focused on the author's colleagues in the Game Department and in the British Colonial Administration; many of these colleagues were found to be incompetent or even dishonest. A secondary focus is the organisation of foot safaris, comprising some 70 people, across the Tanganyika bush and uplands.
Newspaper reviews of Arthur Loveridge's previously published books stated that those books focused on fauna rather than people (but then the author was a naturalist!). That criticism does not apply to this book which largely reports on the author's colleagues in the Tanganyika Game Department and in the British Colonial Administration many of whom were decidedly less than competent - this explains why this book was never written at a time closer to the events being reported. A secondary focus of the book tells the extraordinary organisation of foot safaris, in the bush, comprising some 70 people including some 40 porters! Almost like military logistics.